Defiant or Depressed? Working with Black Girls in the School Setting

By Kaela Farrise, CEI Intern Because children spend more time with teachers and other school personnel during a typical school year than almost anyone else, teachers have a huge opportunity to lift students up. Teachers can also have a negative impact on students’ overall development because of their own unaddressed biases and assumptions. The distinction
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Mindfulness & Compassion

To complement CEI’s upcoming book Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish written by Christine Mason, Michele Rivers Murphy and Yvette Jackson, Drs. Mason and Rivers Murphy are offering a series of workshops on mindfulness or “being fully present in the moment.” Significant research is available to show that mindfulness and mindfulness
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How to Build Your Own Momentum

This module is designed for school leaders who are already part of a professional network or who intend to develop a professional network of school leader colleagues. A principal network is founded on trust built on absolute confidentiality and is a place where school leaders discuss issues crucial to their leadership, analyze leadership dilemmas, expand
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Building Teacher Leaders

Although mentor programs are now mandated in several states, every new teacher’”whether required or not’”can benefit from a mentor. This module is designed for both those teachers who have been selected by their schools and are currently serving as mentors, and those teachers whose interest has developed into becoming a coach for mentors. School mentoring
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Enhancing Principals’ Skills through Sustainable Mentoring Programs

Learn how mentoring programs should be designed and operated in order to meet the most pressing needs of school leaders. Reports on successful reforming of schools point boldly at the importance of a principal’s remaining with a school for five consecutive years. Principal stability, however, has been declining. Recently collected data as well as interviews
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Recruiting, Developing and Retaining High Skill, High Will Teachers

To ensure a consistent and stable learning environment, effective teachers must be strategically recruited and supported in the complex tasks of setting and achieving both personal and professional goals that align with school-wide strategic goals. Intentional collaboration between the teacher and the administrator is crucial. The targets for this collaboration are: improved student performance, improved
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